HLM Obtains Final Summary Judgment in Employer's Favor in Federal Title VII Wrongful Termination Matter

HLM obtains Final Summary Judgment in employer's favor in Federal Title VII wrongful termination matter.

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August 13, 2015 - Categories: Firm News

Eleventh Circuit Upends Florida’s Tobacco Litigation Framework

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Florida’s “Engle” litigation framework—under which a plaintiff may rely on a former class action’s generic jury findings about nicotine cigarettes to establish a particular tobacco company’s strict liability and negligence—effectively operates as a state ban on cigarettes. The court reasoned that such a ban contravenes Congress’s aim to regulate, but not ban cigarettes, and is thus preempted by federal law. See Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13-14590, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 5657 (11th Cir. Apr. 8, 2015).

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April 13, 2015 - Categories: Legal Developments

Eleventh Circuit Confirms That An Insurer’s Subjective Determination Is What Matters When Policy Language Requires Proof Of Loss That Is “Satisfactory To The Insurer”

In Fla. Tube Corp. v. MetLife Ins. Co. of Conn, No. 14-10824, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 4208 (11th Cir. Mar. 17, 2015) (unpublished), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals considered whether a life insurer was obligated to pay benefits upon its receipt of circumstantial evidence of the insured’s death, despite the fact that the insurer found the evidence to be insufficient given the circumstances surrounding the alleged death. The key issue for determination was whether policy language requiring the insurer to pay benefits upon its receipt of "any other proof satisfactory to [the insurer]" vested it with the necessary measure of discretion to deny the claim.

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March 31, 2015 - Categories: Legal Developments

HLM Attends Hispanic National Bar Association’s 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference

HLM's Arturo Martinez recently attended the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference in San Antonio, TX.

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March 30, 2015 - Categories: Firm News

HL Attends White House Dominican-American Policy Briefing

The White House invited Dominican-American leaders throughout the U.S. to the Dominican-American policy briefing.  Eric Hernandez attended as a member of the Florida delegation.

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March 2, 2015 - Categories: Firm News

Eric Hernandez Nominated For Third DCA JNC Appointment

The Florida Bar nominated Eric Hernandez as a candidate for appointment by the Governor to the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission.

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June 5, 2014 - Categories: Firm News

Hernandez Lee Files False Imprisonment Federal Lawsuit

NBC News Video Clip and Daily Business Review Article Regarding Hernandez Lee's Filing of Federal Complaint on Behalf of Man Arrested and Jailed for a Crime he Did Not Commit.


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October 2, 2013 - Categories: Firm News

Hernandez Lee Secures Multi-Million Dollar Trial Verdict

Hernandez Lee secured a multi-million dollar verdict in a three-week federal trial involving commercial aviation services.

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September 1, 2013 - Categories: Firm News

Hernandez Lee Secures Trial Victory for Accounting Firm

HL successfully defended accounting firm in trial regarding the firm’s provision of professional accounting services.

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August 1, 2013 - Categories: Firm News

Hernandez Lee and Legal Services of Greater Miami

Hernandez Lee volunteers at Legal Services of Greater Miami Small Claims Court Clinic.

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June 25, 2013 - Categories: Community Involvement

2013 Easter Seals Boxing Fundraiser

Hernandez Lee, LLC participates in the 2013 Amateur Boxing Easter Seals Charity Fundraiser.  All proceeds will be donated to fund services for the disabled.

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To view more information on the event, please click here.

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June 11, 2013 - Categories: Community Involvement

Hernandez Lee at Habitat for Humanity

Hernandez Lee with the Caribbean Bar Association and Habitat for Humanity.

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April 1, 2013 - Categories: Community Involvement